J. Cole has mentioned The Fall Off, which is supposed to be his “last album,” several times in his lyrics. Last year, Cole’s manager Ibrahim Hamad hinted about The Fall Off. When Dreamville’s official account asked what album would fans like to see the North Carolina rapper perform in its entirety, Hamad answered The Fall Off.
His reply garnered almost 10,000 likes and several hundred retweets.
The Fall Off was originally announced in 2018 on social media. Before The Fall Off is to be released, Cole has a number of projects that will eventually lead to it. He’s dubbed these projects “The Fall Off Era.” In that list of projects, he has already completed and released The Off-Season, which dropped in 2021.
J. Cole Teases Retirement
Last year, Cole cleared his Instagram account, and fans believed that he would be dropping It’s A Boy, the next album on his list from 2018. However, there have not been any updates on that album either.
In 2020, the North Carolina native spoke to SLAM Magazine and wrestled with the idea of retirement but says he’ll never actually reveal when he will stop creating music.
“Oh, bro, I’m super comfortable with the potential of being done with this s—. But I’m never going to say, Oh, this is my last album,” he told the publication. He added the reason behind that is because he doesn’t know how he’d feel in years to come. But says he’s “doing all this work for a reason.”
In 2023, he had a phenomenal feature run and one included his guest verse on J-Hope’s “On the Street,” where he rapped about continuing to create music.
“I contemplate if I should wait to hand over the crown/And stick around for a bit longer, I got a strange type of hunger/The more I eat, the more it gets stronger.”
Take a look at five times J. Cole has mentioned The Fall Off below: